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ANTENNAS FOR 100 POUND DXPEDITIONS

8 STANDARD BUDDIPOLE The Buddipole Antennas Buddipole (just “Buddipole” henceforth) is really an antenna component system that allows for the construction and deployment of many different antenna configurations depending on the requirements. The standard package can be used to build antennas covering 2-40 meters. Larger coils are available that provide for the construction of 80 meter antennas. There is no Buddipole antenna to evaluate; there are many, many Buddipole configurations to evaluate. This white paper will attempt to evaluate some small subset of these options. There are several components that are used to construct these antenna configurations. Some of these are: •

22 inch antenna arm – This is an aluminum tube 0.75 inches in diameter and 21.5 inches in length (plus threading on one end).

Black coil – The Buddipole system comes with two coils: a Black coil and a Red coil. Dimensions and corresponding inductances for popular tap-points are given in a table below.

Red coil – Similar to the Black coil.

5.5 foot whips – There are several styles of whips available in differing lengths, colors, and construction. The standard Buddipole package uses stainless steel 5.5 foot whips.

VersaTee – This is the feed point for the antenna and the place where elements are affixed. There is a threaded hole in the bottom of this block to accept the standard Buddipole mast. Three threaded mounts appear on the left, right, and top of the VersaTee to accept antenna arms or whips.

There are many other accessories but the first models will consist of only these items. One of the important things about this system is that it packs small and travels well. The long bag holds the system and the 16 foot mast; the small bag holds the system and the 8 foot mast. Pictures of the packed systems appear below.

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Antennas for 100 Pound DXpeditions - volume 1  

Computer-based antenna modeling and direct experience with lightweight portable antenna systems. Volume 1: Selected high band antennas [20-6...

Antennas for 100 Pound DXpeditions - volume 1  

Computer-based antenna modeling and direct experience with lightweight portable antenna systems. Volume 1: Selected high band antennas [20-6...

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